SLO judge rules Dow’s prosecution team illegally withheld DNA evidence in sexual assault case

A San Luis Obispo judge ruled Thursday that SLO County District Attorney Dan Dow’s prosecution team violated the law when it withheld a state crime lab report that found DNA from a person other than the defendant on the breast of the alleged victim in a Cambria sexual assault case. Read More …

Dan Dow mishap at sexual assault trial results in dismissal of entire jury panel

A San Luis Obispo County judge dismissed the entire jury panel in a Cambria sexual assault case that SLO County District Dan Dow is personally prosecuting after Dow appeared to trivialize reasonable doubt in his questioning of prospective jurors, something he had been warned against doing prior to committing the offense. Read More …

Judge finds no wrongdoing by DA’s office in Grover Beach dog case

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office faced allegations of meddling in the investigation being conducted by the defense in the Grover Beach dog attack case, but a judge cleared prosecutors of wrongdoing and denied a motion requesting the California Attorney General’s Office take over the case. Read More …

Man who threatened Women’s March organizers caught with ammunition, prosecutor says

The Atascadero man convicted of making criminal threats on Facebook against the organizers of the Women’s March San Luis Obispo was allegedly found with 100 rounds of ammunition following a court order that he give up his firearms and ammo. Read More …